Reduce Heat Exchanger Maintenance Intervals with Watlow’s New HELIMAX™ Ultra-Efficient Electric Heat Exchanger

1/6/2021 12:00:00 AM



Watlow®, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of complete thermal systems, introduces its new HELIMAX™ ultra-efficient electric heat exchanger with Continuous Helical Flow Technology™, which helps reduce the coking and fouling typically associated with standard heat exchangers. Diminishing the coking and fouling rates can minimize heat exchanger maintenance intervals ultimately reducing downtime.

Some heat exchanger design methods, such as segmental baffles, have known dead zones where hot spots can occur. These fluctuations within the heat exchanger to either the sheath or tube skin temperature or the localized flow rate are common causes of coking and fouling, which can lead to system failures and expensive downtime.

HELIMAX with Continuous Helical Flow Technology enables ultra-high heat transfer rates that lowers the skin and shell temperature rise above the process fluid and offers the ability to push the limit on high outlet temperature applications. It also minimizes fluid bypass assuring tighter sheath temperature control and provides smaller shell diameters. As a result, high pressures can often be handled with thinner shell walls or without resorting to expensive exotic materials.

“Watlow is excited to now offer the new HELIMAX heat exchanger to our customers,” said Dennis Long, director of strategic marketing. “HELIMAX’s Continuous Helical Flow Technology improves the velocity profile on the heating elements, allowing better heat transfer

and flow rates improving overall system performance. This technology also reduces coking and fouling which keeps a system up and running. All of this in a smaller profile… the product is a win for any application requiring a heat exchanger.”

HELIMAX is smaller and lighter weight compared to traditional heat exchangers offering significant benefits to space constraint applications such as offshore platforms or floating production storage and offloading vessels.


About Watlow

Watlow is a global technology and manufacturing leader that provides world class engineering expertise and innovative thermal products and systems that enable customers to thrive.

Watlow brings its experience to numerous industries, including semiconductor processing, environmental chambers, energy processes, diesel emissions, medical and foodservice equipment.

Since 1922, Watlow has grown in product capability, market experience and global reach. The company holds more than 980 patents and employs 2,000 employees working in nine manufacturing facilities and three technology centers in the United States, Mexico, Europe and Asia. Watlow also has sales offices in 50 countries around the world. The company continues to grow, while the commitment remains the same – to provide its customers with superior products and services for their individual needs.

For additional information call your nearest Watlow representative:


Phone: 1+ (800) WATLOW2, 1+ (314) 878-4600
Fax: 1+ (877) 893-1005, 1+ (314) 878-6814